Institute for the Study of Human Capabilities: Summary Descriptions of Research for the Period June 1, 1990 through May 31, 1991
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A Second conference was held during this funding period, on March 20- 22, 1991, again on the subject of Human Error. During this funding period, one Institute-supported psychophysical testing station was used in cross-modality sensory and cognitive research by a visiting scientist, Ted Bell from UCLA. Also during this funding period, the University began rehabilitation of three buildings for use in Institute-related research. Two of these buildings are an anechoic and an echoic chamber, each with associated control rooms, that were originally constructed as part of J.P. Egans laboratory. The third building is a residence that has been modified to serve as a multi-station testing facility for Human Factors research. One of the major goals of the Institute has been to appoint a Visiting Investigator in Human Factors to augment our basic-science oriented research staff. During winter semester 1991 January-June two visiting investigators, Arthur D.Dan Fisk of Georgia Tech and Donald L. Fisher of University of Massachusetts joined our research group. Their contributions are discussed in more detail in a later section. A search is underway for suitable candidates to be appointed to the positions for 1992.
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems